Falling Needles Family Fest Day

Falling Needles Family Fest Day is a holiday that falls on December 30th every year. The purpose of this holiday is to encourage everyone to clean up and recycle their live Christmas trees before the beginning of the New Year.

Although some people don’t celebrate this holiday because they use artificial trees or because they prefer to keep their tree up until after January 1st, for most people with live trees, it’s a good idea to take down and recycle the old Christmas tree before it becomes too much of a fire hazard. We’ll leave it to each individual to decide how best to recycle their trees.

How To Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Of course, this section won’t apply to anyone with an artificial tree, but for those with live trees, this is going to be a helpful section. We’ve listed some of the ways that Christmas trees can be recycled while celebrating Falling Needles Family Fest Day.

Hopefully, the following tips prove useful for everyone with a live tree. Let’s all throw a big party, celebrate this holiday, and help protect the environment by recycling our Christmas trees.

  • Many park services in urban areas will mulch old Christmas trees for free.
  • Trees can be added to ponds to create habitat for fish feeding and spawning.
  • They can be cut up and used as firewood for outdoor fire pits.
  • Donate the tree to nonprofit mulching programs.
  • Create a bird shelter out of your tree.

Observing Falling Needles Family Fest Day

We think one of the best ways to celebrate this holiday is by gathering everyone together for a tree cleanup party. You could serve holiday treats such as sugar cookies, and eggnog, or even cook a whole turkey for everyone, and then get them to help you take down your tree. While you’re celebrating this day, be sure to use the hashtag #FallingNeedlesFamilyFestDay to spread the word.

When is it?
This year (2024)
December 30 Monday
Next year (2025)
December 30 Tuesday
Last year (2023)
December 30 Saturday
Nature & Environment, Relationships & Family